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Asian Inspired Tuna Cakes
I tagged this one to make for a game I am involved in on recipezaar, as it looked quick and easy to make, budget friendly and would taste good. I was not wrong they were very easy to throw together and the sauce that is served with them is wonderful. I served ours for dinner over a salad but they would also make for a quick lunch as well. To view more photos of this recipe or to read more reviews please click here. Be sure to check out more of this chefs recipes whilst you are there as she has some really great ones and I have made several of them.


1 (6 ounce) Can tuna in water, drained
1 1/2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 Eggs, beaten
1/4 Teaspoon pepper (or more to taste)
1/2 Small white onion, minced
1 Cup panko
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1/2 Cup mayonnaise
1/4 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 Teaspoon lemon pepper
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
2 Dashes Tabasco sauce
2 Tablespoons sesame oil


1. Beat eggs and then combine with tuna, soy sauce, pepper, onion, panko and melted butter.

2. Form into patties (make small ones, so everyone gets 2 for a meal) and chill in refrigerator for 20 minues.

3. In the meanwhile, make your dipping sauce. Mix the mayo, garlic powder, lemon juice, lemon pepper and Tabasco sauce (feel free to add more as you like).

4. Place dipping sauce in a sandwich size Ziplock baggie.

5. Heat oil in large pan.

6. Cook tuna cakes for approx 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown, turning cakes only once to get good color.

7. When browned on each side, remove and place on a paper towel to drain off excess oil.

8. Take baggie with the dipping sauce and barely snip off one of the corners of the baggie. Drizzle the sauce over the top of each cake.

I served ours over a salad for a yummy dinner but they would also be a great lunch time meal.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

Italian Fried Sandwiches
This is a great little sandwich recipe I tagged this one to make as quick lunchtime meal and was so glad I did. I used Gruyere cheese and with the salami and mustard they were wonderful. I also loved the egg wash mixture instead of the more usual butter method. To read more reviews on this recipe or to view more photos please click here. Be sure to check out other recipes by this chef whilst you are there she has some great ones.


2 Teaspoons French mustard
8 Slices bread, buttered
125g Cheddar cheese or gruyere cheese, sliced
12 Slices italian salami
2 Eggs
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper
Oil, for shallow frying


1. Spread the mustard evenly over the buttered side of the bread.

2. Arrange the cheese on four slices, and top with the salami and remaining bread. Press firmly together.

3. Beat the eggs and olive oil together, adding salt and pepper to taste.

4. Heat the cooking oil in a frying pan.

5. Dip each sandwich into the egg mixture, fry 2 sandwiches at a time until golden brown, turning with a spatula to crisp both sides.

6. Drain on absorbent kitchen paper and serve.

Serve with crisps, chips or salad

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.